2022 Beijing Olympics

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Winter Games Won't Have Foreign Fans

Beijing athletes will live and compete in a bubble

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee has revealed the first of its planned measures against COVID-19 at the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing, and they're at least as restrictive as the rules were for the summer competition. Again, the prohibition against foreign spectators will apply to athletes' friends and relatives, USA ...

N. Korea Pays Piper Over Its Olympic No-Show

Pyongyang is suspended from Beijing Olympics for skipping out on Tokyo Games over COVID

(Newser) - North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was...

Beijing Olympics Will Have Much Tighter COVID Controls

2022 Games are less than 6 months away

(Newser) - The first Olympic Games of the COVID era has now concluded—and with the next one less than six months away, organizers in Beijing plan to bring in much tighter controls than Tokyo did. Beijing is restructuring venues so that athletes, referees, journalists, and spectators have as little contact with...

Open Letter Asks Governments to Boycott 2022 Olympics

180 groups call for boycott over human rights abuses

(Newser) - A coalition of 180 rights group on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year's Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China, reports the AP . The games are to open in one year, on Feb. 4, 2022, and are set to go...

Beijing Olympics Song Sounds Oddly Familiar

Critics accuse officials of copying 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen

(Newser) - Olympic anthems aren't usually chart-toppers, but one of 10 official theme songs for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, awarded to China on Friday , sure sounds like one. Unfortunately for Beijing, it sounds like one already made popular around the world: "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. The Olympic...

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